Mandatory notices

The Office of Human Resources is legally required to notify all employees of the following items. In addition to their presence on this page, these notices should also be posted conspicuously in all district schools and offices.

The City School District of Albany, New York, does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or marital status in employment or any of the educational programs and activities which it offers or operates, as it is required to do by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the New York State Human Rights Laws

This a voluntary prescription drug program that is available to eligible CIty School District of Albany employees, retirees and their dependents.

For more information, please visit CanaRx Group Inc.'s website

What is a Mandatory Pharmacy program?

Pursuant to the New York Workers Compensation Boards regulations, an employer may designate a pharmacy benefits manager [PBM], whose network of pharmacies the injured employee must use to obtain outpatient prescription medications.

This program is mandatory and prescriptions must be dispensed from a participating network pharmacy.

How will this impact the injured worker?

The injured worker may continue to still get their medications as applicable or necessary in the treatment of their work related injury.

The Mandatory Pharmacy program will require all injured workers to obtain their medication from a participating network pharmacy.

What are the steps and timelines involved?

  • CorVel will provide notification to the New York Workers Compensation Board as well as handle all compliance aspects.
  • Communication regarding the Mandatory Pharmacy will be mailed by CorVel to all injured workers who are currently filling medications outside of the program during the last week of December.
  • Any injured worker or employee who fills a medication out of network prior to receiving the letter will be allowed a 90 day transition period.
  • After the 90 day transition period, any medication filled outside of the program may be denied.
  • All new claims or injured workers will be provided a letter regarding the Mandatory Pharmacy in their new claim packet moving forward in 2020.
  • Communication will be provided to employees internally (see link below) as soon as possible.

A sample copy of the letter which would be mailed to all current injured workers is available for download here

This letter outlines the notification, requirements and exceptions to the Mandatory Pharmacy program.

Please see this update from Corvel, our Worker's Compensation carrier, regarding their response to Coronavirus.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. 

To learn more, view this flyer.